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COVID-19 outbreak – Update - BC Hydro Site C project – June 11

Northern Health
Information Bulletin

Ongoing monitoring and testing has not identified any additional COVID-19 cases in recent weeks in association with an outbreak declared by NH Medical Health Officers on April 28, 2021, among contracted workforces on the Site C hydroelectric dam project in Northeast BC.

June 11, 2021 update: To date, in association with this outbreak (involving separate clusters of COVID-19 activity since March 2021), there have been 56* lab-confirmed cases identified among various contractors. All of the cases have since recovered.

* This represents a change from the previous update which stated 59 total outbreak-associated cases. Further public health follow up has identified three cases that are not associated with the outbreak count.

Workers on the project continue to be screened, and contact tracing completed for all new cases. Enhanced outbreak control measures remain in place, including:

  • Increased focus on COVID-19 prevention measures such as employee screening and physical distancing on the worksite
  • Ongoing workforce COVID-19 immunizations, including contractor employees and rotational workers; to date, 1,633 Site C workers have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine; 1,122 have received a second dose.

NH Medical Health Officers, Site C and its contractors, and WorksafeBC continue to work closely in response to this outbreak, and to monitor for any future clusters of COVID-19 activity.

View more information on public exposures, school exposures, and facility or community outbreaks of COVID-19 within the Northern Health region.

View more information on Site C’s response to COVID-19.